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that hit japan nine hours ago causing a deadly tsumani that generated a massive wall of water. buildings and homes and anything in its path including people and likely hilling hundreds as we look at the latest. office buildings also rattled to the core and the images residents posted on you tube and twitter. we have that and the latest from the ground in japan and how the military is mobilizing to help. more pictures coming in that are absolutely unbelievable. they tell the entire story. look at this water. we had to show you once again, it's creating something that looks like a giant whirlpool. this swirling vortex almost looks fake. this boat looks like a toy. maybe 500 feet wide. check out the explosion. you are watching a natural gas storage tank burning. thousands of cubic meters of gas exploding looking like a fireball. the flame were reported to be 100 feet high. thousands of people are on the streets in tokyo. trains aren't running. no public transportation. it is nightfall and people are stranded. this is what they were doing, wondering where to go next, stuck in tokyo. hundreds
of miyagi prefecture as well. some towns in japan are running out of coffins and body bags. one town was completely flattened, among the dead people who could not get out of their hospital beds. 1700 residents still missing. but in the middle of all of this destruction, an amazing rescue. an elderly man alive. he was found alive and he survived three days under rubble in miyagi, japan. rescuers scaried him out today. msnbc's chris jansing has made her way to tokyo, there live for us. chris, what are you seeing? >> reporter: well, i have to tell you, when you see that video of the one man being rescued you see there are a few glimmers of hope here. but they are indeed few and far between. the scenes have been absolutely unrelenting devastation. 1,000 bodies, as you said, washing up on one shoreline. they had been washed into the sea bi-the huge waves of the tsunami and are now coming back up. and in town after town after town in the northeast we are seeing millions of people who are about to spend their fourth night, it's 11:00 p.m. here in japan, without heat, without electricity, an
in this story. >>> that frantic battle to contain a nuclear situation growing more serious by the moment. japan is asking the u.s. for help and a very, very small particle of radiation has reached the united states. japan just raised the level of this nuclear incident from a 4 to a 5, although other experts had already pegged it at a 6 on the scale of 7. nuclear experts have been saying for days, japan is underplaying this crisis. here are the official numbers. 6,539 people are dead. of course that number has been climbing steadily. right now, another 10,354 people still missing. as japan struggles to deal with the aftermath of this disaster, 410,000 people are living in shelters or with friends because they have no homes to go to or had to leave the contamination zone. take a look at this new video. it is the closest look we had at japan's troubled fukushima nuclear complex. it's the reason why many people are leaving. a diplomat just told the associated press that a miniscule levels of radiation have reached california's coast. although he says it's, quote, about a billion times beneath level
on the ground say these are the strongest that they have felt in days. the disaster in japan is reaching new levels escalating to what very likely could become a potential nuclear crisis. radiation from nuclear facilities is spreading after another explosion even japan's prime minister admitted there is a high risk of further leaking, but they insit right now that people should not panic and that the risk to citizens is still, to use their language, very low. some of the saddest images coming out of the town of minami-sanriku where the water poured into a hospital that now looks a lot more like a morgue. a nurse explained the water simply took everyone. 10,000 are feared dead across japan as a result of this the awful disaster. we do want to the focus on some of the hope, as well. five days after the quake and the tsunami, there still are amazing rescues taking place. some of them within the last several hours. today, both a man and woman survivors, and obviously the faces of hope, as well. >>> chris jansing, the host of this program "jansing and company" is in tokyo where she's following th
in that country. stocks continue to teeter, could japan's economy cause the u.s. to stumble? we'll look into that. moments ago, a new after shock described by our msnbc team in tokyo as huge and lasting a long time here, we'll hear from chris jansing on that in a home. the threat of a nuclear catastrophe still surrounds japan and a cloud of fear here. the world is watching closely those nuclear reactors at the fukushima plant. 50 workers were ordered out when things got dicey. now they're going back in at great personal risk to try and figure out how to get a handle on things. fires, explosions, and radiation leaks remain a constant threat. it seems no one can predict how this situation will end. the u.s. army trying to ramp up its humanitarian effort to help the people of japan. more than 10,000 people already listed missing or dead. half a million have been evacuated and the cost of the destruction could top $100 billion. the sato family was lucky enough to survive. but when they were returned to their neighborhood, they found there is nothing left for them, their entire town is destroyed, gone
libyahrain, two wars and japan all facing problems and the president's responses are getting both praise and criticism. >>> you've seen it, you felt it, gas, food, cars, prices all going up and there's a price record that's hit a three-decade record, but could it be good? >>> how much would you pay for this red tibetan mastiff, i have a hint. he's the most expensive dog in the world. i'm in for chris jansing. the united states is evacuating the citizens that want to leave japan. a united nations forecast showing a possible radioactive plume hitting southern california tomorrow. u.s. officials insist people in japan could stay 50 miles away from the fukushima daiichi plant, much farther away than what the japanese government is telling its own people. helicopters once again scrambling to dump seawater onto this complex, and at the same time workers are racing to finish building a new power line that could restart the cooling system and thus give the relief to the overheating nuclear rods that everybody has been watching. officially the death toll now stands at more than 5y 300, abo
nuclear reactors and now radiation is detected in japan's food supply. >>> and the education of sarah palin. the former governor criticizing the former president. does she need a few more lessons in diplomacy. >>> and the world's most famous polar bear has died suddenly. he was only 4. what happened? >>> there is word that moammar gadhafi wants to trick journalists that innocent civilians have been killed. u.s. officials say that gadhafi was not the target of a missile. he wants bodies removed from morgues and put at the site of the bombing to make it look like innocent people were killed. military officials say they have made significant progress. they believe the attacks against his own people have all but stopped and air defense batteries have been destroyed. on air force one, secretary robert gates says the united states will not be leading the charge for long. >> we expected in a matter of days to be able to turn over the primary responsibility to others. we will continue to support the coalition. we will be a member of the coalition and have a military role in the coalition but
we were paying $2.82 a gallon. that's almost 75 cen cheaper. >>> now to japan where workers have reconnected power lines to all three reactors, but there is still a great to do before the power can be turned on. the hope is then the cooling systems would work properly. meantime, "new york times" is reporting that up gentlemanen's government approved a ten-year extension for the oldest of six reactors at that power station. just a month before the big earthquake, despite safety warnings. nbc's bob bazzell joins me. what's the latest? >> it look likes they may have turned the corner in the battle to get that under control. yesterday seemed to be a bad day. one of the storage pools was very hot and the radiation readings was as high as they've been in the accident. but the radiation levels have come down, there's electricity to all the reactors, but it can't be turned on yet. it will be a while before they get them going, but it seems like the trend is in the direction that everyone wants it to be, but there could still be a lot of surprises ahead. in the disaster zone there's still
're struggling with energy policy, libya, afghanistan, iraq, japan, korea, a fiscal meltdown in washington. we need people that are going to be addressing serious questions and solving problems. and i think the republican candidate that emerges finally as the opponent to president obama will be somebody who's got answers to those questions. >> let me play for you another little clip of trump. because that wasn't all he had to say. listen to this from last night. >> people have birth certificates. he doesn't have a birth certificate. now, he may have one. but there's something on that birth, maybe religion, maybe it says he's a muslim. i don't know. maybe he doesn't want that. or he may not have one. but i will tell you this, if he wasn't born in this country, it's one of the great scams -- >> absolutely. >> galina? on paper, here's a guy, charisma, as he says. name recognionhrghhe ro. heceiswn do you think that he is really doing all of this to stay in the limelight? does he believe what he's saying? >> no. i think he is the consummate showman. i think this is highly entertaining for all of us
for coming in. >>> a new earthquake in japan, significant, 6.5 this morning, briefly triggered a tsunami alert. it rattled the area near the nuclear plant that's in a major new cause for concern now suspected of leaking radiation into the seawater that surrounds it. now, even with these concerns, including of course a health risk, there are reports that people who live near the plant are sneaking back into their homes. and that the plant itself workers have found extremely high levels of radiation, even pools of water forcing them to evacuate credit ka evacuate critical parts of the plant. lee cowan is live in tokyo. tell us what's happening at that plant, lee. >> reporter: chris, we've been talking for the last couple of days about the pools in sefrlt of the reactors. in one of them, radiation levels were 100,000 times the normal level. we learn tonight that not only in addition to nose pools in the reactors but also tunlds adjacent to the buildings water is also pouring in, radiation levels in that water also high. so the question is, what do you do with all of this water? obviously yo
>>> a suspected breach at the reactor core of one of the crippled nuclear plants. japan's prime minister calls the situation grave and serious. a sea of protesters in yemen with demonstrators demanding their leader leave now. what does all this mean for the u.s. war on terror? >>> asleep in the tower. troubling questions about who is keeping watch at the nation's other airports as officials now confirm an air traffic controller was napping on the job. >>> it's friday. so do you have your office beer ready? apparently booze in the workplace is making a comeback. could it actually make us more productive? >>> we begin with the devastate nug develop in japan, radioactive contamination from the troubled fukushima nuclear power plant more severe than first thought. japan's prime minister spoke just a short time ago, calling the situation there very grave and serious. nuclear safety officials now suspect a dangerous breach in the core of a reactor. the evacuation zone has expanded from a 12-mile radius. people who are up to 19 miles mr. the plant are being told to leave. >>> also this
and sleeplessness. motrin pm. >>> black smoke is rising from reactor number 3, forcing workers to evacuate japan's fukushima nuclear plant today. officials haven't said what caused it or whether any radiation was released. the japanese have confirmed that radiation levels in tokyo's tap water is more than twice what's considered safe for babies. so word has gone out to the city's 13 million residents not to use tap water to make infant formula. >>> and more radiation concerns in food. the government has added broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage to the list of tainted vegetables consumers should avoid and the u.s. is the first to ban produce and dairy products from some parts of japan. >>> michi kaku is a city of new york professor of physics and author of "physics of the future." always good to see you. if obviously you gasp when you hear baby's formula can't be made with water. do you think it's a matter of time before children and adults are advised not to drink it? >> well the good news is radiation levels are still low and if there's no more radiation from the reactor in about a month radiatio
.s. government and they are the families of the u.s. troops evacuating the country. japan, meantime, brings water in from overseas after panicked shoppers cleaned out store shelves across tokyo. parents were told not to give babies tap water because of high levels of radiation. they say the levels are back down today but the run on bottled water, no surprise, is expected to continue. >>> here's the provocative question. should unrulely kids and overweight passengers sit in separate sections on the planes and would you pay to sit in the separate sections? some passengers are fed up. and don't forget to weigh in on my twitter page. you're watching "jansing & co." only on msnbc. and protein for muscles. [ woman announcing ] beneful incredibites. another healthful, flavorful beneful. now in a convenient bag. to london starts with arthritis pain... and a choice. take tylenol now, and maybe up to 8 in a day. or...choose aleve and 2 pills for a day free of pain. enjoy the flight. or...choose aleve and 2 pills for a day free of pain. curtis: welcome back to geico gecko: caller steve, go right ahead. stev
armed services committees. >> the owners of japan's nuclear power plant are admitting for the first time that four of the six reactors are too far gone to ever be used again. in radiation detected in seawater outside the plant is at its highest level yet, more than 3,000 times the norm. the president of utility who owns the plant who hasn't been seen for weeks has now been hospitalized, we're told, for dizziness and high blood pressure. the japanese government stilted the cost will be three times what they thought. >> reporter: lee -- more than 3,000 times what's normally there, they're still saying that's well within the range of being safe for humans. the point is, really, it's the highest level they've seen in the water since the crisis hit which would seem to indicate whatever is leaking continues to leak. and that water has somehow found its way to the ocean. and then there's the other problem that radioactive water that's slowly building up in the basements of those reactors is really presenting the biggest problem of all. in unit fwhurnnumber one, they managed to pump out the wate
in damascus. one high-ranking official says a new cabinet will be established within 24 hours. >>> japan's prime minister says his nation is on, quote, maximum alert. with a nuclear crisis that's far from under control. and in what's being described as a very grave situation, highly toxic plutonium is seeping from a damaged nuclear reactor, another major roadblock keeping workers from the critical goal of restoring the cooling system there. >> nbc's lee cowen is live in tokyo with the latest developments. it does seem, lee, as if every day there is another bad headline, another setback. >> reporte >> reporter: well, it does, although there was a bit of progress today. they did manage to get the last control room up and running, so all the control rooms and all the reactors are up and running, giving a better sense of exactly what is going on in the reactors, a better reading of how things are performing. the biggest task right now, though, aside from the plutonium, which they still say was very, very small amounts that they found in about five different areas around the soil, they say th
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